17.11.17 APSC (Assam) Daily Current Affairs

ASSAM   Assam wants central forces deployed on Nagaland border to prevent encroachment   The state government is planning to move central paramilitary forces close to the Assam-Nagaland border to prevent encroachment of Assamese territory by people from the neighbouring state. This comes in the wake of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah)’s renewed pledge to acquire … Read more

16.11.17 APSC (Assam) Daily Current Affairs

ASSAM   NHRC notice to Assam govt on harassment over nationality verification   The National Human Rights Commission(NHRC) issued a notice to the state government after taking suo motu cognizance of media reports about the harassment being meted out to several people by the police in the name of verification of their nationality in Assam. The … Read more

15.11.17 APSC (Assam) Daily Current Affairs

ASSAM   Assam to provide textbooks to blind students   The state government will provide free textbooks to visually impaired students of the state.   The chief minister made the announcement while releasing a guidebook for visually challenged students for competitive examinations.   Titled ‘An Approach to Competitive Examinations in Braille’, the guidebook is prepared … Read more

12-13.11.17 APSC (Assam) Daily Current Affairs

ASSAM   CM lays foundation for new roads under PMGSY in Tinsukia dist   Reiterating the State Government’s commitment to boost rural infrastructure, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal laid the foundation stone for construction of five roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) with an expenditure of Rs 18 crore at Amarpur under Sadiya Sub-Division … Read more

11.11.17 APSC (Assam) Daily Current Affairs

ASSAM   North East Festival in Delhi ends    The North East Festival aimed at “promoting talents and culture of NE India” concluded on November 5. “More than two lakh people attended the festival, the visitors comprising people from Delhi-NCR, NE communities and foreigners. The event is an attempt at bringing the NE closer to … Read more

10.11.17 APSC (Assam) Daily Current Affairs

ASSAM   Assam may miss NRC publication deadline   The state coordinator for updating the National Register of Citizens(NRC) of 1951 submitted before the Supreme Court that 1.23 crore applicants for inclusion are yet to be verified, which has now raised question whether the draft publication would able to meet December 31 deadline as announced by chief minister Sarbananda … Read more

09.11.17 APSC (Assam) Daily Current Affairs

ASSAM   Digital divide: 30% tea workers in Assam yet to have bank accounts   A year after the note ban and the planned shift to complete digitalization of monetary transactions initiated by the Centre, about 30% of the state’s 10 lakh tea garden workers are still waiting for their bank accounts to be created. … Read more

08.11.17 APSC (Assam) Daily Current Affairs

ASSAM   Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal Launches 647 Schemes for Development of Majuli   Assam Chief MinisterSarbananda Sonowal rolled out 647 schemes entailing an investment of Rs 24.57 crore for development of the world’s largest river island Majuli. Out of these, 448 schemes under MGNREGA involved Rs 21.90 crore and 199 schemes under 14th Finance Commission … Read more